This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: July 24

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Geographer Joseph N. Nicollet is born in France. After traveling by canoe to Lake Itasca in 1836 and to Inyansa K'api, a pipestone quarry sacred to the Dakota, in 1838, he would publish a map of the upper Mississippi River's drainage system in 1843.


Pitcher Ila Borders of the Duluth-Superior Dukes is the first woman to win a men's regular season professional baseball game. The Dukes beat the Sioux Falls Canaries 3-1, in Duluth.